Rainbow Connection: The Colors You'll Want to Wear Now

We'll be the first to admit that black really does go with everything. It's slimming, effortless, and undoubtedly chic, but a closet devoid of any color can get a little, well ... blah. So we've rounded up the hottest colors that were all over the runway during Fashion Week. Our favorite designers amped things up with bold hues and rainbow-inspired collections that brought us back to our Crayola and Lisa Frank days. Consider this a great excuse to ditch the black, and work some uber-bright shades into your wardrobe.

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Mandarin Orange
Juicy tangerine was one of the most popular colors of Fashion Week. Models at Lauren Moffatt wore midi-length dresses with pops of aqua; Jenny Packham's collection was brimming with orange shift dresses and accessories; and Kate Spade featured picnic-perfect tangelo gingham.

Barbie Pink
The unofficial girly-girl shade, Pepto pink definitely made a cheerful statement at Fashion Week. There were tweed jackets and mini skirts at Kate Spade; models wore dramatic Pepto pink eye shadow at Peter Som; and Oscar de la Renta's show was an ode to all things frilly and feminine with shocking pink bows and delicate lace.

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Lemon Yellow
With all the yellow on the runway, Fashion Week was like a ray of sunshine. Models at Timo Weiland wore houndstooth prints and flirty mini skirts; there were lemon-colored blazers at Jenny Kayne; and Kate Spade featured fluorescent manicures and clutches.

Azure Blue

If you're not familiar with cerulean blue, it's time to get know this bright jewel tone. Alice + Olivia presented short geometric shift dresses in the captivating color; Nonoo paired brilliant blue slacks with night sky printed blouses and blazers; and Oscar De La Renta wove streaks of cerulean blue through his model's updos.

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Now tell us:
Which color is your favorite?

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